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Oklahoma Gas and Electric Franchise, County Commission Seat, and Primary Elections on the Ballot Today

Today is election day for the state of Oklahoma, on the ballot for residents of Enid is a ballot question, important primaries for statewide races, and a Garfield County Commission race. The question on the ballot for Enid residents is whether or not to approve the 25 years long franchise agreement between the City of Enid and Oklahoma Gas and Electric.

If approved the agreement would give the company rights of way in Enid and would give the city a 3% franchise fee on electricity sold in Enid. Also on the ballot are Oklahoma primaries for statewide races.

The most significant offices facing primary elections are the office of Governor, the state Superintendent, the state Attorney General and both of Oklahoma’s United States Senator seats. The current Oklahoma United States Senator James Lankford is up for reelection, while the office of United States Senator Jim Inhofe will be up for grabs after his retirement. Winners of the republican primaries will be heavy favorites for the midterm elections in the fall.

Finally incumbent District 3 Garfield County Commissioner James Simunek is fielding a challenge from fellow republican Clarence Maly. The winner of this race will win the seat due to no other registered challengers.